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Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

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Address: 220 E Ann St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1445
Phone Number: 734 995 5439
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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Everyone gets creative in this interactive science and technology museum,...

Everyone gets creative in this interactive science and technology museum, featuring engaging exhibits in subjects like psychology, the media and health.

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Great place to take kids of all ages. They really enjoy it and ask to go back. We've made several visits. Interactive hands on activities make learning fun. The old time store... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
kathy b
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place to take kids of all ages. They really enjoy it and ask to go back. We've made several visits. Interactive hands on activities make learning fun. The old time store is great and love the historical pictures. They always like to use Google Earth to zoom in on their homes, play with electricity - crossing lines, using binary... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to take the family downtown. Close to all kinds of restaurants and theatres. Museum is always clean and well attended with lots of stuff for the little and bigger kids to do. Always find going in the winter a fun outing in Ann Arbor.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a wonderful children's museum. It has a special room for water "play" and participants will surely get wet. Fear not. There are drying machines which may not completely do the job but will at least stop the dripping. It's probably best to save it for last. There is also a toddler room which I have been told is... More 

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Philadelphia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I wish we had a museum like this near us so that we could join! Four adults with one child, but the way the section for really young children is arranged, all is safe and secure and can be often used without much adult input. Our little one loves looking at the pictures we took of her, especially as she... More 

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Cocoa, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have no choice but to compare this place with other kids/hands on museums that we've visited. I'd say it's similar to the one in Orlando, a step down from the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland, and nowhere close to the kids museum in Indianapolis. That said, it's worth a couple of hours visit, if you're passing through with... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful museum! My kids played until the place closed! My favorite exhibit was this black shiny goo you could manipulate by turning gears. It was hypnotic!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We came here with our 16 month old. She had fun with some of the older exhibits, but she obviously was not getting anything out of the experience. In the end, it was like taking her to an expensive playground. That being said, I'm sure when she is older she would love it.

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Thank Angelina P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Our 5 year old had a great time here. Science and fun exploring. She loved the health & fitness area. Allow maybe 2 1/2 to 3 hours

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum was our choice for a very hot summer day. Our daughter really enjoyed the water activity room. Plan to bring a dry shirt or outfit if your child really gets into water play! You may get splashed, too. Most of the other exhibits would be better for older children, and didn't hold her interest very well. I'm not... More 

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took our one year old daughter to play here on a rainy Saturday. We were worried that she wouldn't have a lot of the experiences that we paid for, but found that there was enough to play with. She's older than the infant padded room, but not quite old enough to play on her own at some of the... More 

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